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Students to Perform “Grease” This Weekend

Travel back to the 1950s with the high school’s rendition of “Grease.”

Months of hard work will come to an end this weekend as puts on “.”

The students began working on their spring musical with auditions in February, and rehearsals starting soon after. They put in a lot of work during that time, keeping up with homework and other afterschool activities before coming back to rehearse for a few hours every night, said parent volunteer Jean Farah.

And there are a lot of students involved, from the actors and the orchestra to the students working behind the scenes on the lighting and the set. A musical “really calls for teamwork,” said . Valley was instrumental in the district’s music program, and he came back to help with the production post-retirement. Guests will notice that he even has a cameo.

The spring musical is the culmination of the year’s performing arts events for the drama club and music department, and director and teacher Julie Sterman said she really wanted to pick a show that would thrill the students. The upbeat “Grease” fit the bill.

Choreographer Jolene McPherson agreed.

“Some of it’s touching, some of it’s comedic, some is just fun,” she said.

McPherson has been working with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights performing arts program through the musicals and the show choir for about seven years. The students are always eager to learn, she said.

“This is a really, really talented group of kids,” McPherson said.

To see for yourself, stop by the at 7 p.m. on Friday or Saturday. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door.

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